Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan Update

Project Overview

On September 29, 2020 the Hayward City Council adopted the 2020 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (BPMP), which details the City’s plan to establish a network of accessible, safe, and integrated bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The 2020 BPMP replaces and builds on the City’s original 2007 Bicycle Master Plan with its inclusion of pedestrian-centered facilities and extensive public input. The new plan recommends a total of 153 miles of new bicycle facilities, including 32 miles of multi-use paths for both pedestrians and cyclists.

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Where We're at: Bicycle & Pedestrian Improvements To-Date

The City of Hayward has been focused on making bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout the City since the previous 2007 Bicycle Master Plan was adopted. Below are some key highlights of the work the City has implemented to-date:

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  • Approximately 82 miles of bikeways installed to-date
    - 7 miles of Multi-Use Trails installed
    - 40 miles of on-street Bicycle Lanes installed
    - 34 miles of shared-lane Bicycle Routes installed

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  • Sidewalk repair and rehabilitation
  • New sidewalk installations
  • Curb ramp upgrades to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards -Citywide
  • Intersection and lighting improvements


The updated 2020 Plan was developed over four phases:

Phase I: Established Foundation [May - August 2018]

In Phase I, we heard from residents, businesses, and other stakeholders about what barriers to walking and biking are prevalent in our community and where the City should identify new project recommendations.

Phase II: Initial Recommendations [September 2018 - June 2019]

In Phase II, we compiled all community input received to-date to create draft project and programmatic recommendations.

Phase III: Prioritization & Final Recommendations [June - September 2019]

In Phase III, we finalized the bicycle and pedestrian project list and used your input to prioritize projects for implementation and future funding opportunities.

Final Plan Adoption [September 2020]

The final Plan was adopted by the City Council on September 29, 2020.

Public Involvement

During the first three phases of the project, we talked to you about walking and biking in Hayward at eight in-person events and online through our website, online map, and social media. Your feedback was crucial in helping us develop our recommendations and write the plan.

Public Events (Phases I - III)

Phase I Public Input Stations (May to June 2018)

During Phase I, residents and stakeholders stopped by our pop-up tents at local events to tell us where you’d like to see bike and pedestrian improvements in Hayward.

  • Downtown Hayward Street Party
  • Summer Movies in the Plaza
  • All American Festival

Phase II Walking Tours (December 2018 to January 2019)

During Phase II, project staff met community members at key locations to help identify opportunities for improvements.

  • Tennyson Corridor Walking Tour
  • Downtown Hayward Walking Tour
  • Hesperian Corridor Walking Tour

Phase III Public Input Stations (April 2019 to November 2019)

During Phase III, we met with you at local events to hear your thoughts on the proposed bicycle network recommendations.

  • Earth Day 36th Annual Clean-up
  • Bike to Work Day BART Energizer Stations

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